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Old 04.04.2009, 23:08
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Re: Tax haven grey list makes Switzerland sweat

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On average, the rich use the society, be it government provided services or other indirect benefits - disproportionately more than those having less.
Really ? You seriously think "the rich" receive more welfare, legal aid and misceallaenous other government handouts than "the poor" ? You think they're all standing in line waiting for Medicare/NHS/whatever rather than just paying at a private clinic ? You think they are more likely to have the police come through their neighbourhood breaking up fights, dispersing hooligans, or arresting drug dealers ?

Exactly which state services do you think "the rich" are using more than "the poor" ? Be specific.

Easy to prove by contradiction - few rich persons could gain their wealth on an empty island.
Er, no. That's called a Wikipedia reference-linknon-sequitur.
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